The struggling O's were dealers at this year's trade deadline to nobody's surprise. Baltimore was already on pace to have a historically bad season, but trading away their only remaining talent may have sealed their fate to lose more games than any other team in the history of Major League Baseball.
Teams across the NFL are gearing up for another season. There will be surprise cuts, injuries and standouts. The Patriots have had all of those thus far, but we like to focus on the positives. So, without further ado, here are the standouts from the first 5 practices of Patriots camp.
Well, Ladies and Gentlemen, it is the MLB non-waiver Trade Deadline. Teams have until 4:00pm EST to make trades without waivers coming into effect. Guy Boston Sports is your number 1 source for all news, rumors, and trades taking place today. We will be updating the blog throughout the day to give you the most up-to-date trades going on today.
11 years ago today, on July 31, 2007, the Boston Celtics completed a blockbuster trade that would eventually lead the Celtics to raising banner no. 17. The trade: The Celtics acquired shooting forward Kevin Garnett from the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Al Jefferson, Ryan Gomes, Sebastian Telfair, Gerald Green, Theo Ratliff, and two first-round draft picks.
After work and dinner, I took my son and oldest daughter to the cages to get some swings in. We missed the first five innings of the game by the time we got home, but little did I know that there would still be eight more innings of baseball to watch! For as much as I hate interleague play, I was actually intrigued by this game for a couple of reasons. First was that it was a matchup of two teams who were leading their divisions and second was the pitching matchup of David Price vs. Aaron Nola. As it turned out, the game delivered in just about every way.
The Red Sox have another reason to celebrate tonight aside from Blake Swihart’s walk-off double in the Red Sox 2-1 13th inning win Monday Night over the Phillies. As fans were leaving the ballpark after the Red Sox extra-inning heroics, news broke that Dave Dombrowski traded away two prospects for Angel's second baseman, Ian Kinsler.
The Red Sox are sitting atop the MLB at 74-33 on the year, on pace for a 112-win season. They have their highest division lead of the year at 5.5 games over the New York Yankees. But I think it is apparent that the Red Sox are still not the hands-down favorite to bring home the World Series for the 4th time since 2004. With a near barren farm system and hanging on the edge of the luxury tax, there is not much room for an insane league changing blockbuster trade for the Red Sox to get before Tuesday’s July 31st trade deadline. That does not mean that Dave Dombrowski should be quiet this deadline either.
With Dustin Pedroia out of the picture for the foreseeable future, the Red Sox should strike a deal to bring an everyday second baseman into the fold at the Major League Baseball trade deadline on Tuesday afternoon. The question becomes can the Sox strike a deal that makes sense in both the short term AND in the long term. And with an increasingly depleted farm system, do they have the cache to get the job done?
The Celtics didn't make any major moves this offseason, at least not so far. The biggest moves made were retaining key players like Aron Baynes and Marcus Smart. The Celtics want to run it back with their core with a healthy Gordon Hayward and a healthy Kyrie Irving as the clear cut favorites in the East and make a run at a championship, but there is one new player the Celtics signed this offseason: Brad Wanamaker.